‘False accountability’: The harmful consequences of bureaucratic rigour for aged care residents

03/12/2019

Source: Australian Journal of General Practice

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Date of publication: November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Public outrage about the treatment of aged care residents in some nursing homes has its origins in a failure in each facility’s accountability framework. There is an overwhelming focus on documentation of organisational structures and care processes, detracting from what really matters – whether the wellbeing of residents has been achieved.

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Root cause analysis of fall-related hospitalisations among residents of aged care services

03/12/2019

Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

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Date of publication: 14 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fall-related hospitalisations from residential aged care services (RACS) are distressing for residents and costly to the healthcare system. Strategies to limit hospitalisations include preventing injurious falls and avoiding hospital transfers when falls occur. The aims of this study is to undertake a root cause analysis (RCA) of fall-related hospitalisations from RACS and identify opportunities for fall prevention and hospital avoidance.

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An economic evaluation of the SUNBEAM programme: a falls-prevention randomized controlled trial in residential aged care

20/12/2018

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 30th October 2018, pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: the aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strength and balance exercise programme (SUNBEAM) which has been shown to be clinically effective in reducing the rate of falls in residents of aged care facilities.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Evaluating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged care setting: a realist approach

05/03/2018

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 15 January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to evaluate the impact of a falls prevention CoP on its membership; actions at facility level; and actions at organisation level in translating falls prevention evidence into practice.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Hip protectors: are they beneficial in protecting older people from fall-related injuries?

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: January 2014 23(1-3-2) pps. 13-23

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An investigation into the methodological quality of research informing the use of hip protectors for those clients in residential aged care considered to be at high risk of falls and to contribute to the translation of research evidence into practice by identifying issues surrounding the use of hip protectors in practice.

Length of publication: ten pages

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